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12 Must Bookmark Sites for Teachers Always Prepped Blog The amount of online tools available can seem overwhelming Below are 8 must bookmark sites for teachers (we did the research, so you can spend more time teaching!): Common Core Help: CommonCore Website - Look up all of the standards, as well as, look at various resources.P21 Toolkit - Comprehensive Toolkit to Implement The Standards Lesson Planning: ReadWriteThink - Great resources for lesson plans.

Online Ad Spending to Surpass Print for First Time in 2012 [STUDY] For the first time in U.S. history, marketers are projected to spend more on online advertising than on advertising in print magazines and newspapers. According to a study released Thursday by eMarketer, online advertising is expected to generate $39.5 billion in sales this year — a 23.3% increase from 2011 — compared to a sum of $33.8 billion on print. That's impressive growth, especially since 2011 also witnessed a 23% jump in online ad spending, according to eMarketer's calculations. Online ad revenues should continue to grow over the next half-decade, albeit at a more modest rate, as shown in the chart below. Total online ad investment is projected to hit $62 billion by that time.

How to be More Effective Approximate reading time: 8 minutes (while eating an apple). A friend recently asked me for advice on time-management, she having noticed that I seem to get quite a lot done in a typical week without killing myself. In this post I’ll share a few time-management tips and tricks that work for me. Inquiry Teapots.. Indo Style So earlier this year @dwyerteacher from Japan asked me if I’d like to receive an Inquiry Teapot. I knew a bit about this Inquiry Teapot initiative from @Namastececi and Craig’s blogpost on Inquiry Teapots . My grade one class and I accepted and were pretty excited. Actually I didn’t tell them anything except that we were to expect something from Japan. This piqued the students interest from what could it be to why would someone from Japan be sending something to Indonesia?

4 Tips to Keep Your Website Ahead of the Curve This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Sure, having a website for your business serves a practical need: to draw net-surfing users to your product or service. However, it's also much more than slapping on a run of the mill two-column template and calling it a day. Nothing kills an online buzz like a poorly designed or drastically outdated website. Dry and boring default templates, broken assets, confusing pages and invasive widgets do nothing but harm a page's style, which in turn reflects poorly on the company.

Get Started with CalDAV - Google Calendar Help Sync Google Calendar with Apple's iCal Apple iCal 3.x and up (on Mac OS X v10.5+) support CalDAV sync. To set up CalDAV support for Google Calendar in Apple's iCal, follow these steps: Open Apple iCal, go to Preferences and then the Accounts tab. Click on the + button to add an account. In the box that pops up, enter a description for the account and your Google Account username and password. A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have Checklists are tools that we the teachers and educators use probably on everyday basis.Obviously, they have several advantages as shown below and I personally love them. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been publishing some great checklists over the last couple of years. We have decided to go through all of them and come up with the list below. Some of the checklists are new and have been included here for the first time.

40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data] Ever needed a compelling, reliable stat to help make a point, round out a blog post, or make your ebook even more data-driven? Think Insights with Google, Google's new information and resource hub for marketers, has got you covered! Officially out of beta today, Google's new resource offers helpful tools, studies, trends, stats, and videos to give marketers the data they need when they need it. Use the Real-Time Insights Finder to gather information about your business' target audiences, or simply browse through the site's Facts & Stats. Pretty handy, huh?

Gesture Control System Uses Sound Alone Sound waving: SoundWave uses the Doppler effect and the microphone and speakers in your computer to sense and interpret gestures. When you learned about the Doppler Effect in high school physics class—the wave frequency shift that occurs when the source of the wave is moving, easily illustrated by a passing ambulance—you probably didn’t envision it helping control your computer one day. But that’s exactly what a group of researchers are doing at Microsoft Research, the software giant’s Redmond, Washington-based lab. Gesture control is becoming increasingly common and is even built into some TVs. While other motion-sensing technologies such as Microsoft’s own Kinect device use cameras to sense and interpret movement and gestures, SoundWave does this using only sound—thanks to the Doppler Effect, some clever software, and the built-in speakers and microphone on a laptop.

Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom. I have some reflections, ideas, and some amazing resources to share. Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. While you are at it, I would appreciate that you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at (mjgormans). Also, feel free to contact me about any conference, in-service plans, or PD you might wish to include me in. 5 Best Practices for Digital Marketers in 2012 Jonathan Gardner is director of communications at ad company Vibrant Media. He has spent nearly two decades as an innovator at the nexus of media and technology, having worked in communications leadership roles and as a journalist around the world. The egg nog’s been drunk, the bells are done jingling, and the mistletoe has been taken down.

Hazard (computer architecture) In CPU design, Hazards are problems with the instruction pipeline in central processing unit (CPU) microarchitectures when the next instruction cannot execute in the following clock cycle, and can potentially lead to incorrect computation results. There are typically three types of hazards: data hazardsstructural hazardscontrol hazards (branching hazards) Data hazards occur when instructions that exhibit data dependence modify data in different stages of a pipeline. Ignoring potential data hazards can result in race conditions (sometimes known as race hazards). There are three situations in which a data hazard can occur:

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